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Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program

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Each year since 1991, a select group of young men and women of outstanding talent and character have come to Boston College to embark on an integrated honors educational experience designed to embody the best of the university and its Jesuit heritage of educational excellence in service to society - the Boston College Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program.

The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program works in tandem with the University's honors curricula, challenging Scholars over four years through summer programs focusing on service learning, international experience and professional internships. During the academic year, Scholars interact with one another on a weekly basis.  Each Tuesday night the Scholars gather to attend a cultural event, meet to discuss their academic disciplines, discuss career discernment or to work on special projects.

These gatherings are intended to nurture their development into the nation's future leaders. Presidential Scholars receive full tuition scholarships and all GPSP-sponsored summer programs are funded.

Presidential Scholars &
Alumni In The News

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Marissa Marandola wins the Finnegan Award at commencement. 

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Matthew Alonsozana '14 was recently named one of Asian Fortune's Rising Asian American Stars of 2016

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Marissa Marandola '16 is one of the BC Chronicle's "Seniors to Remember" 

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Claudio Quintana '16 is one of the BC Chronicle's "Seniors to Remember" 

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Hagop Toghramadjian '17 has an article published in the Spring 2016 issue of Columbia University's Slavic and Eastern European Studies Journal, The Birch. Scroll to page 77 (which is actually page 75 of the magazine) to read it. 

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Patricia Noonan '07 and Sean Flahaven '95 returned to campus to take part in the BC Arts Council event on Friday April 29th.

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Junior Jesse Mu wins the distinguished Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship!

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Lucas Allen '16 and Marisa Marandola '16 are presenting research at the conference on economic inequality on Boston College campus this weekend (April 8 & 9).

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Russel Simons '17 and his running mate Meredith win the election to become the 2016-17 UGBC President and Executive Vice President!  The inauguration is May 4th. Read the results in The Heights.

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Tate Krasner '16 has his paper "Assessing China's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" referenced in a recent CNN article on the subject. His paper can be found by clicking the hyperlink "officially apply" in the second to last paragraph, or you can read it here. 

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The Class of 2018 is having their Social Justice Panel, "Locked Up for Years, Locked Out for Life" on Tuesday, April 5th, at 7pm in Gasson 100.


Russell Simons '17 and his running partner are endorsed by The Heights, for President and Executive Vice President.

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Russell Simons '17 and his running mate make it through the primary, after winning the first Presidential debate.  Read The Heights article here

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Hannah Nolan-Spohn '05 was interviewed by Educators 4 Excellence

A glimpse into the experience of Brooke Loughrin, GPSP'14, the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations. Video below:

Read the newest issue of Ex Libris  (available in PDF).  To read recent past issues of Ex Libris and archived GPSP news, click here.